Whistlegate: Mets’ Francisco Lindor accuses Yankees of stealing signs

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New York Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor calls out the New York Yankees for cheating following the final game of the Subway Series. 

Following a 7-6 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday night, New York Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor didn’t hesitate to speak out about his speculation that the Yankees are cheating.

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season is still fresh in the minds of the MLB, so Lindor’s comment isn’t something that’s going to be ignored. The Yankees were largely impacted by the scandal after losing in Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS to the Astros. Not to mention, Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge finished in second for the AL MVP Award behind Astros second baseman Jose Altuve the same year.

Francisco Lindor has his reasons to believe the Yankees are putting themselves at an unfair disadvantage 

The rivalry between the Mets and Yankees comes with great emotion, but for Lindor to verbalize that there may have been something going on in the Yankees dugout isn’t part of the usual smack talk.

In the top of the seventh inning with two outs in Sunday night’s game, Yankees’ outfielder Giancarlo Stanton launched a two-run home run in-between left and center field to tie the Mets, 6-6. Whenever Stanton rounded second base during his home run trot, he came to a halt and shared a few words with Lindor. Both benches and bullpens cleared.

What did Lindor and Stanton say to each other? We’ll likely never know. It could’ve been in relation to the speculation that the Yankees were whistling as a means of stealing signs, which wouldn’t be the first time over the weekend that the Mets were suspicious of what was taking place in the Yankees’ dugout.

Lindor’s comments and the Mets’ frustrations could all boil down to the heat of the moment because surely the Yankees are smarter than that, but you never know.

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